“Big Band Máquina” brings together an all-star cast of musicians for 12 sizzling tracks.
(PRUnderground) September 21st, 2021
Gia Fu, a rising talent and Hong Kong-born dancer and artist, has released a unique big-band style salsa album by Grammy-nominated Angel Meléndez titled “Big Band Máquina.”
The album’s rich vocal together with 13 pieces of brass instruments, harmonies and percussive backing provide riveting listening. It has 11 sizzling tracks and one bonus track and will have listeners tapping their toes to the rhythm and imagining they’re hearing the band live in a club.
The production magic happened at Rolo’s Studio in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, where Meléndez’s masterminds, Juan Picorelli and Rolando Alejandro, nurtured an all-star crew of 30 featured artists.
“Big Band Máquina” features veteran powerhouse lead vocals from Tito Allen, Primi Cruz, Hermán Olivera and Rico Walker, as well as vocals from a new generation of singers, including multi-talented Carlos García, Willito Otero, Jorge Yadiel Santos and Gerardo Rivas.
“Big Band Máquina” also features an unprecedented all-star group of musicians, including, among others, Richie Bastar on bongos, Gilbérto “PULPO” Colón Jr. and Luis Marin on piano, Jan Duclerc on trumpet, Sammy García on congas and Pedro Pérez on bass, all expressing their feelings while being conducted by Meléndez.
Meléndez, a native of Puerto Rico, has been on the music scene for years and was Grammy-nominated for his previous album. Meléndez, who has lived most of his life in Chicago, has been an arranger and a musical director for some of the world’s most renowned salsa artists, including Frankie Ruiz, Andy Montañez, Danilo Perez, Eddie Santiago and many more.
With such a diverse group of talents, “Big Band Máquina” is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration.
The record is being released on Kong Records, a new independent record label focusing on niche, high-quality musical productions. “Big Band Máquina” is available on CD and for downloading and streaming. It will also be released on vinyl record format later.
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